Bobby Jindal’s Fallacy/The Republican Party’s Perennial Deception

Written by Robert Justin Lipkin on February 25th, 2009

How many times have we heard that Democrats are for government, while Republicans are for ordinary citizens? What a choice! Between the two who could argue that government is a more comforting, a more deserving institution?  But that’s not the real Republican choice. Republicans are thoroughly disingenuous when they present the choice as between government and citizens. What they want is the choice between governmentmpphpmh2mlg.jpgt and corporate culture presiding over both government and ordinary people. So you must ask yourself: if you must be represented by someone whom would you choose? Government? Or corporations? That’s the real choice Republicans offer us despite how deeply they try to hide it.  Consider Governor Bobby Jindal’s response to President Obama’s congressional address embodies this subterfuge. Jindal says “Democratic leaders in Washington — they place their hope in the federal government. We place our hope in you, the American people. In the end, it comes down to an honest and fundamental disagreement about the proper role of government. We oppose the National Democratic view that says the way to strengthen our country is to increase dependence on government. We believe the way to strengthen our country is to restrain spending in Washington, to empower individuals and small businesses to grow our economy and to create jobs.” No Jindal and his Republican cohorts want to strengthen corporations at the expense of the people and the government representing the people. This has been the very best kept political secret in decade. Americans keep faith with this secret at their own peril.

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Comment by Billy Shears
2009-02-28 09:56:27

I agree with a lot of this and it’s probably the reason why I don’t like either party. I mean, many Republicans argue the whole free market thing but it’s usually under the guise of little or no regulation. We have seen how that has worked recently and in the past with things like workplace discrimination, union busting and other duplicitous tactics. The government should do its best to offer a level playing field and therefore must set up rules and regulations

On the other hand, I don’t agree that government should replace the free market and I agree that certain over regulation hurts business.

To this Libra, it is all about balance. That’s why I see Jindal as being no more or less full of [baloney] than, say, Maxine Waters.

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